Making Steps Toward a More Organic Life

Wednesday December 16, 2015

Making steps to organic life

At Community Natural Foods we know that the health of you and your family are a top priority. Part of living a healthy and balanced life is eating the best quality food you can. Our friends at the Environmental Working Group publish a Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen list each year which can help you to meet your family’s goals and budget. It is also a great way to understand what is really on your food. Use the guideline below to make the best choices you can for you and your family.

 Dirty Dozen 2017 (as published by the EWG)

Conventional produce with the most pesticide residue (in order from most to least), best to purchase organic.

Strawberries
Spinach
Nectarines
Apples
Peaches
Pears
Cherries
Grapes
Celery
Tomatoes
Sweet bell peppers
Potatoes

Clean Fifteen 2017 (as published by the EWG)

Conventional produce with the least pesticide residue

Sweet Corn*
Avocadoes
Pineapples
Cabbage
Onions
Sweet peas (frozen)
Papayas*
Asparagus
Mangos
Eggplant
Honeydew Melon
Kiwis
Cantaloupe
Cauliflower
Grapefruit

*Some sweet corn, papaya and summer squash is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.

For more information on EWG's list visit their website.